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Old 12-13-2018, 06:19 PM   #1
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New US Army Rifle Due in 2022

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The U.S. Army is eyeing a new assault rifle that can rip through body armor with the power of a battle tank.

A lineup of Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifles (NGSAR) are expected to be in troops hands as soon as 2022, according to The Military Times.

The 6.8mm rifles not only pack greater force, but also feature improved precision from greater distances and are also able to handle all-weather and terrain encountered by soldiers.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...re_article-top
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:28 PM   #2
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Methinks I doth detect some hyperbole in that quote .... the battle tank stuff, perhapseth?

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Old 12-14-2018, 05:49 AM   #3
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We forget Newton's Third Law at our peril.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:08 AM   #4
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It appears that the new round will be a CTC (cased telescoped cartridge):

https://www.janes.com/article/83753/...-systems-ngsws

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Old 12-14-2018, 11:08 AM   #5
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Squad automatic weapon isn't the M16/M4. OK, I might buy that as a M249 replacement. Wonder who, if anyone, will make the rifle replacement?

What, pray tell, is a telescoped cartridge? As distinguished from the telescopic cartrige noted. I do know what a telescoped bolt is, wonder if the author does? I too have to doubt the claimed massive destructive power.

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Old 12-14-2018, 12:37 PM   #6
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What, pray tell, is a telescoped cartridge?
I too was curious.

"Telescoped ammunition is an ammunition design in which the projectile is partially or completely enveloped by the propellant. Examples include ammunition for both hand weapons and artillery. Some telescoped ammunition is also caseless.

Telescoped ammunition has advantages in comparison with traditional ammunition cartridges. Telescoped ammunition cartridges can have reduced overall length with similar ballistics to a comparable mass traditional round. Also, telescopic cartridges may avoid the risk of damage to the projectile during the loading process."


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Old 12-14-2018, 02:17 PM   #7
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Kevin posted about this back in February:

https://gunhub.com/gun-talk/65338-us...s-h-k-m27.html
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I thought the telescoping case went out with the Nagant revolver
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Old 12-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #9
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They probably should have, Charlie.
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